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Affordable Childcare Scheme
07 June, 2017

Affordable Childcare Scheme

The website for the affordable childcare scheme is now up and running: http://affordablechildcare.ie/ This contains all of the information available to date on the new government scheme.

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Our latest Blog post: Communicating with Parents is now live
24 May, 2017

Our latest Blog post: Communicating with Parents is now live

Do you find it difficult to communicate with parents on sensitive subjects? Are you afraid to bring up such subjects with the parents of children in your service for this reason? You are not alone, anecdotally lots of childcare service providers feel this way. Read our latest blog here

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AIM September 2017
22 May, 2017

AIM September 2017

Preschool services can now make applications for additional supports under AIM for September 2017. The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. The AIM website http://aim.gov.ie/ has separate sections for parents and providers. If you require more information please contact us at: info@kccc.ie

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LINC Applications Open
29 March, 2017

LINC Applications Open

The Department for Children and Youth Affairs have opened applications for the LINC programme, see DCYA announcement: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?Docid=4162&CatID=11&mn&StartDate=1+January+2017 The closing date for applications is 27th April. Go to the LINC website to apply: http://lincprogramme.ie/

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Applications open for Level 7 in Carlow IT
15 March, 2017

Applications open for Level 7 in Carlow IT

Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care 2017-2018 Applications are now being taken for the Level 7 Programme being run by Carlow IT in conjunction with Kildare County Childcare Committee. Applications can be sent to info@kccc.ie, the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7th April at 2pm, Full information is available to download below: Course timeline Presentation Application Forms

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€3m to support school age childcare
15 March, 2017

€3m to support school age childcare

Minister Zappone last week launched the Action Plan on School Age Childcare. The Action Plan commits to providing €3m to suport school age childare in Ireland. See full press release from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=4153  

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Better Business Outreach Programme and Guides for Childcare Businesses launched
13 February, 2017

Better Business Outreach Programme and Guides for Childcare Businesses launched

Following our launch of the Better Business Outreach Programme we would now like to invite services to apply for BBOP supports - see our BBOP flyer here. We are also delighted to unveil our Guides for Childcare Businesses. These comprehensive guides are available to download in the Business Development section of our website here. They have all you need to know on the following areas of running your business: - Business Planning - Financial Management - Marketing - Managing...

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We have moved offices
13 January, 2017

We have moved offices

The new address for Kildare County Childcare Committtee is: Kildare County Childcare Committee, Unit 21 Thompson Enterprise Centre, Clane Business Park, Clane, Co Kildare. See map Our phone number remains the same 045 861307. We can also be contacted by email at info@kccc.ie

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Have your say in Kildare County Council's Play Policy
11 January, 2017

Have your say in Kildare County Council's Play Policy

Kildare County Council, in partnership with Dublin City University, are conducting research into the play and recreation needs of children and young people growing up in Kildare. Kildare County Childcare Committee has been assisting this research by carrying out play consultations with children in the county. It is now the turn of parents to have their say, by filling out this questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/npPMFXlLOG5jkrkt1

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Learner Fund Bursary for Levels 7,8 and 9
09 January, 2017

Learner Fund Bursary for Levels 7,8 and 9

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has announced a bursary of up to €750 for people who have completed Early Childhood Care and Education courses at Level 7,8 and 9 since 2013.  The Learner Fund was introduced in 2013, and since then has provided financial assistance to thousands of Early Years practitioners in upskilling to a Level 5/6 in Early Childhood Care and Education. This has assisted in further professionalising the EY sector. The Department of Children and You...

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